“I come to the meetings…to be in a safe space of understanding and true compassion for what we bear in the depths of our being.”


– Birth Mother, 1975

“After placing my daughter in an open adoption, I felt alone and like no one knew what I was going through. When I found Ohio Birthparent Group, I immediately felt a sense of family and a connection.”


– Birth Mother, 2010

“The monthly meetings and one-on-one support from members helped me gain the courage I needed to tell my other children about my relinquished child and to reunite with my son in person.”


– Birth Mother, 1988



“Ohio Birthparent Group helped guide me

during the most challenging times of my life.

I’ve learned so much about myself

and the complexity of adoption.”


-Birth Father, 2005

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Upcoming Events

  1. ANC’s Birth Mother Group- CLEVELAND

    October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. October All-Adoption General Meeting- COLUMBUS

    October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. October Birthparent Group- CINCINNATI

    October 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Our long-time birthmother member Jaime has written a great blog post about pregnancy after placing a child for adoption. Read Jaime’s essay here! And don’t forget to join us this month for one of our amazing post-adoption support groups in Columbus and...
ROAR! #ohadopteelaw

ROAR! #ohadopteelaw

The day has nearly arrived! Ohio Birthparent Group has been proud to partner with Adoption Equity Ohio and Adoption Network Cleveland on their quest to open the birth records for 400,000 adult adoptees who were adopted between 1964 and 1996. Our founder, Kate...

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